Incompetance abounds at the InterNIC

I don't need to know the thousands of companies by name. I do know that
one of my customers simply had no choice but to use real external addresses
because of the requirements of the companies they connect to. I do know
that two major automobile companies are involved, as well as several
large corporations they do construction work for. In addition, there
are over a hundred sub-contracting companies they connect to.

That may well be the case, but we can't stand for the public Internet's
address space being depleted so that the someone else's private network
can be simplified.

Besides, if they don't intent to route it, then, under CIDR, which provider
should they get their public addresses from?

> That's fine. As long as they don't mind spending time and money renumbering
> their entire network once it gets connected to the internet.

That's my point. With real addresses, it addressed the issues of having to
renumber when new business interconnections were made, or when any of them
decided to get on the Internet. NAT was not viable then, as it is today.

They *will* have to renumber any time they change ISPs, or if they do not
make their initial Internet connection to the same ISP from which they got
addresses in the first place (not intending to route them publically at
that time)